The Master of Ceremonies Programme

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Introduction to the programme

The Master of Ceremonies  (generally known as Emcee or in short MC) is the “conductor” of an event or meeting. The primary responsibility of the Master of Ceremonies is to serve as a genial host. An ideal MC is a person who has poise, presence and who can command the attention of an audience.

The Master of Ceremonies is responsible for ensuring that the program/event runs smoothly, runs on time and that all the important people at the event are introduced in a complimentary, professional manner. Being a successful Master of Ceremonies requires preparation, a friendly manner and the ability to adjust or to ad-lib as necessary to ensure a successful event.

Finding the right people to put on stage as the host of your event is really, really important. You’ve got to have the right personalities and presence on stage as you continue to thread the theme or series through the night. It is often said that the MC can make or break your event on the day itself. Being the MC can be a wonderful responsibility, both for the individual and for their company.


In fact every company would really need someone internal and can even train a few of their employees to do some of the smaller or easier emceeing jobs for their own events instead of outsourcing each time, especially for smaller scale or internal events.  They can learn to handle internal events efficiently and thus may even save the company some additional expenses.

At the same time, this workshop will be a good learning ground for personal development and to enhance yours or your staff’s capabilities in this area. You may just discover the hidden talents in you and/or the gem that you are to your organisation!

Learning objectives

This 2+1/2 days programme is for anyone who would like to learn to be a Master of Ceremonies, in a professional way. We will help to bring out all the hidden talents of yours; encouraging you to perform beyond what you thought was your limit. This workshop will be full of illustrations and practice.

Some of the learning objectives from the workshop include:

        • The 3P’s of being an emcee.  That is Prepare, Practise and Perform
        • How to handle pre-event requirements and how to ask for information that can help you to perform better
        • How to structure the script for an event and the methods to address the audience
        • How to manage the use of language, pronunciations & enunciations of words
        • To master the proper use of equipments especially with the microphones and sound system, including how to conduct sound test
        • How to make the audience feel at ease and to create the mood for the event
        • Trouble-shooting of problems during an event and crisis management
        • Understanding how to use certain key documents or checklist and how to work more effectively with all parties involved so that you can give a good show
        • On-site coordination and operation issues – virtual & physical events
        • And most of all, giving the audience a great time.

course contents

This interactive training session is conducted over a two full days (or 4 half days) session followed by a group coaching session. 

Here is a brief overview of the sessions.

Part 1 - Introduction & Basics Skills of an Emcee

  • Introduction & Basics
  • One-min assignment
  • Job description & skills of an emcee
  • Emcee’s voice
  • Pronunciation & Enunciation
  • Performance – Creating moods and using pauses
  • Preparing for assignment 2

Part 2 - Research & Preparation

  • Research/ Questions to ask/ Event Itinerary
  • Writing Scripts
  • Structures
  • Linking Scripts & Bridging Time
  • Closing scripts
  • Preparing for assignment 3

Part 3 - Putting all together

  • Tools of trade – equipments, stage, lighting 
  • Applying the tools of trade for Virtual & Physical Emceeing
  • Crisis management

Part 4 - Performance/ Mock Presentation

As part of the learning process, all participants will need to apply what they have learned and perform in a mock presentation as the emcee. The presentation will be recorded in order to give constructive feedback and review.


*course content may be adjusted without advance notice to customise to class requirements


Using accelerated learning, this is a highly interactive and participative workshop that will help to bring out the hidden talents and skills of yours, to be as good as a professional MC.  You will be pushed beyond your limit and to show what you are really capable of.  Besides the classroom learning, you will have to present and perform live individually as well as in a team with practical assignments and live mock-up sessions. You will be recorded and what better way to learn other than to gain all the valuable criticism on your performance in an internal dynamic learning environment from the pool of professional trainers, facilitators and fellow course-mates. It will be fun, dynamic and we can ensure you that effective learning will take place.

    What will you get 

    You will get 1st-hand knowledge from experienced practitioners who are professional MCs in their field
    A systematic approach to being an effective MC with proven system consisting of templates and checklist
    You will be given a copy of the recordings done on your presentation assignment at the workshop for future review
    You get to practise what you learned on the spot and be evaluated.
    Learn not just from our trainers but also from our guest speakers who are experts in their field.
    Post-event email coaching (3 months) – You can continue to ask even after the workshop, especially when you go live!
    Online community of MCs & event managers with forum, blogs, and on-going articles of interest, for sharing and networking
    We can provide you with live on-the-job training opportunities with our on-going events, if required.
    You will get the Certificate in Attendance to show that you have attended this course.
    Possible option to get a UK-based professional certification as “Certifed Professional Master of Ceremonies” provided by International Professional Managers Association, IPMA, UK.

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